Ruthelma Koehler, 92, of the Wyandot County Home, Upper Sandusky, died
at 12:38 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper
Sandusky. She had formerly resided north of Upper Sandusky and Mission
Drive, until three years ago.
She was born July 13, 1906, in Carey, to the late Harvey and Marjorie
(Blue) Wonder. On Aug. 28, 1926, she married Minor K. Koehler in Upper
Sandusky. He died Oct. 3, 1983.
Survivors include: two sons, R. Eugene and Wayne E. Koehler, both of
Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Mrs. Byron (Marilyn) Souder of Hebron, Md.;
seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a grandson and a brother, Wesley Wonder.
Mrs. Koehler was a 1925 graduate of Carey High School and a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was a past Sunday
school teacher and past president of Women of the Church. Cooking and sewing
were her hobbies, and she was active in Band Parents at Upper Sandusky
High School, having served as president.
The Rev. Jerry Elsholz will preside at the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Old Mission
Cemetery, Upper Sandusky.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, and an hour prior to the
service Tuesday, at Bringman-Clark & Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.
Memorials may be made to the church or Wyandot Memorial Hospital.
Thelma Aileen Burson
Thelma Aileen Burson, 99, formerly of 968 S. SR 587, Fostoria, died
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in St. Francis Health Care Center, Green Springs.
She was born Dec. 13, 1898, in Oakwood, Paulding County, to Hiram B.
and Ada E. (Wiseley) Stopher. She married Harrison S. Burson Sr. April
24, 1921. He died July 20, 1968.
She is survied by two grandchildren, Michael H. and Christy Anne Burson,
of Orange Park, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla., respectively, and by twin
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and two sons,
Harrison S. Burson Jr. and Richard Allen Burson.
Mrs. Burson graduated from Ada High School in 1915 and from Ohio Northern
University Normal School in 1917. She taught elementary school at Foraker
in Upper Sandusky and in Fostoria and was also a homemaker. A member of
Tau Kappa Kappa Sorority and the Franklin Literary Society in Ada, she
belonged to St. John's United Church of Christ and was a member of its
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Prairie Chapel Cemetery,
Oakwood, Brown Township, with the Rev. Donald Mueller, chaplain of St.
Francis Health Care Center, officiating.
There is no visitation. The Foos and Son Funeral Home is in charge
Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, Fostoria.
Donald P. Meyers
Retiree of Gray Printing
Donald P. Meyers, 72, of West Jackson Street, Fostoria, died Thursday,
Dec. 3, 1998, at 1218 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.
He was born June 26, 1926, in Old Fort to Herman and Elizabeth (Wagner)
Meyers. On April 11, 1953, in Fostoria, he married Patricia C. Ledwedge.
Other survivors are: three sons, Timothy Meyers of Fostoria, Terrance
Meyers of Iler and Tedd Meyers of Toledo; eight grandchildren; and a sister,
Rita Lewis of Toledo.
His parents, three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death.
Mr. Meyers was a 1944 graduate of Old Fort High School and served in
the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart. He
worked at Gray Printing Co., Fostoria, retiring in 1988 after 25 years.
A member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, he also belonged to
the New Riegel American Legion.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with burial in the
parish Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the New Riegel
Vistitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral
Home, where a rosary service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the St. Wendelin Education Foundation or the
Katherine E. Shock
Katherine E. Shock, 80, of 15 Koehler St., Bloomville, died Friday,
Dec. 4, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Bloomville.
She was born Nov. 5, 1998, in Dixon, Ill., to Ulysses and Catherine
(Helfrich) Vaughn. On March 30, 1938, in Carothers, she married Ernest
W. Shock. He died in 1963.
Surviving are: a son, Chad Shock of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Chuck
(Janet) Kimmet of Bloomville; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Tanner of Winterhaven, Fla., and Mrs. Josephine
Knieriemen of Apopka, Fla.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald W. Shock in 1997 and
Burdell S. Shock in 1995; three brothers, Ulysses Vaughn Jr., Meredith
and Donald Vaughn, and a sister, Ruth Vaughn.
Mrs. Shock had lived in the Bloomville area most of her life. She had
worked at Riverview Inn, Tiffin, in the housekeeping department for several
years and then as a cook at Truckhaven Restaurant in Bloomville, retiring
in June 1987. A member of Baseline St. John's United Church of Christ,
Bloomville, she was active in its Women's Guild.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Republic-Bloomville home
of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with Pastor
Daniel Ward officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in rural
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Multiple
Marjorie L. (Souder) Lamb
Bloomville resident's mother
Marjorie L. (Souder) Lamb, 75, formerly of Monroeville, died Friday,
Dec. 4, 1998, at her residence at 47 Cypress Court, LaBelle, Fla.
She was born in Seneca County, Oct. 1, 1923, to Roy and Avis M. (Phillips)
Souder. Her husband, Cecil Lamb, whom she married Jan. 27, 1950, in Arlington,
Other survivors include: a son, Mark M. Lamb of Huron; six daughters,
Mary B. Gerold of Bloomville, Anne L. Lamb and Dawn C. Painter, both of
Sandusky, Joan E. Maike of Bellevue, Gayle J. Lamb of Strongsville and
Sheila K. Lamb of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson;
and two sisters, Geraldine Moyer of Bellevue and Phyllis K. Rhoad of Kansas,
A homemaker, Mrs. Lamb was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church and the Oxford Homemakers. She graduated in 1941 from Bloomdale
Robert Tuccherri will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Tuesday service
in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue. Burial will be in Bellevue
Visitation at the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the church or the donor's favorite charity.
Arvilla G. Studer
Ohio Bell retiree
Arvilla G. Studer, 84, formerly of 19 Linwood Road, died at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in St. Francis Home.
She was born June 22, 1914, in New Washington, to Frank J. and Rose
M. (Wurm) Studer.
A brother, Virgil F. Studer of Tiffin; and a special friend, Marguerite
Kramer, also of Tiffin, survive.
Two sisters, Josephine Doran and Martha Norris, are deceased.
Miss Studer retired in 1979 as a payroll schedule clerk from the Ohio
Bell Telephone Co., Tiffin, where she had been employed for 37 1/2 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society,
the Josephines, St. Francis Auxiliary and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
A funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church will be 11 a.m. Tuesday,
with the Rev. James Say as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at the
church at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home or Community Hospice Care,
both of Tiffin.
Eleanor C. (Smith) Kehres
Former Tiffin resident
Eleanor C. (Smith) Kehres, 93, of Crestwood Drive, Willard, died Sunday,
Dec. 6, 1998, at her home.
She was born in North Auburn, Crawford County, Feb. 4, 1905, to Peter
and Helen (Phillips) Smith. On July 12, 1927, she married Isadore Kehres,
who died Dec. 22, 1968.
Survivors include: five sons, Charles and James Kehres, both of New
Washington, Victor Kehres of Sandusky, Roman Kehres of Troy and William
Kehres of Shelby; six daughters, Mrs. Herman (Ruth) Rice and Alice Alt,
all of Willard, Mrs. George (Louise) Roth of Shelby, Mrs. Robert (Kathleen)
Leber of Monroeville and Mrs. Lorin (Marilyn) Kraft and Mrs. James (Joan)
Ehresman, all of New Washington; a sister, Bertha Niedermier of Bucyrus;
55 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leonard; a grandchild, John Rice;
a sister, Suzanne Kanney; and two brothers, Florian and Clement Smith.
Mrs. Kehres, a graduate of Ursline Academy in Tiffin, taught school
two years at St. Stephens before her marriage.
She was a homemaker in the North Auburn area until moving to Tiffin
in September 1984, then moving to her apartment in Willard in November
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic
Church, North Auburn, with the Rev. Robert Dendinger and the Rev. Frank
Kehres officiating. Burial will be in Mother of Sorrows Cemetery.
At the request of Mrs. Kehres, there will be no calling hours. The
Secor Funeral Home, Willard, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Mother of Sorrows School Endowment Fund or
the donor's choice.
Darrel Edward Moore
Ford Motor Co. retiree
Darrel Edward Moore, 65, of Sandusky CR 224, Clyde, died in Fremont
Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998.
He was born in Stone, Ky., March 24, 1933, to the late Issac Holiday
and Callie(Moore) Moore.
Survivors include: his fiance Jane Frazier of Clyde; a son, Richard
Moore Sr. of Vickery; two daughters, Paula Moore and Mrs. John (Darnell)
Patynko, both of Clyde; three grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Hurd of
Vickery, Mrs. Arthur (Pauline) Wollenslagel of Bellevue and Mrs. Louis
(Nina) Vranish of Clyde; and three brothers, the Rev. Gerald Moore of Vickery,
Dennis Moore of Clyde and Harold Moore of Sandusky.
Mr. Moore, who received his education in Virginia and resided in the
Clyde area since 1955, retired in 1984 from the Ford Motor Co., Sandusky,
where he was employed as a laborer.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served in Company B
406 Engineer Construction BN. He received the National Defense Service
Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army Occupation Medal (Germany).
He attended the First Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the
Eagles, Moose and VFW, all of Clyde.
The Rev. Paul Finney will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
service in the First Freewill Baptist Church, North Street, Rt. 510, Clyde.
Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, where military graveside
services will be provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Visitation at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Berneice B. Dawson
Mother of Tiffin residents
Berneice B. Dawson, 93, formerly of 3262 Egypt Road, Willard, died
at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard.
She was born April 29, 1905, in Wyandot County, to William Floyd and
Alvena (Richardson) Burks. On June 28, 1924, in Ann Arbor, Mich., she married
Herbert R. Dawson, who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Daryl Dawson, at home; four daughters Mrs. Loyal
(Dolores) Hopple and Mrs. Eugene (Reva) Mason, both of Tiffin, Opal Schuebert
and Mrs. Robert (Alice) Owens, both of Willard; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren
and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Coppler of Carey.
Preceding her in death were a brother, George Burks; and four sisters,
Emma McNutt, Bessie Barth, Myrtle Newland and Edith Dick.
Mrs. Dawson, a homemaker and farmwife, had lived in Greenfield Township
since 1951. She also lived in Seneca County, near Republic, and grew up
in Wyandot County.
She was a member of the Church of the Master, Steuben and its Women's
Circle and the Get Together Club.
Services are 11 a.m. today in the Church of the Master. Burial will
be in the Greenfield Township Cemetery, Steuben.
Visitation was Monday at the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, Willard.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the donor's
choice, in care of the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Home, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard,
William F. Conkle
R.R. Donnelley & Sons retiree
William F. Conkle, 58, died Friday evening, Dec. 4, 1998, at his home
on Park Street in Willard. His death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Mansfield, to the late R. Vance and
Vera (Ritz) Conkle. His wife, Shirley A. (Kegley) Conkle, whom he married
Sept. 4, 1964, survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Michael Conkle of Uniontown and
Matthew Conkle of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Christopher (Jennifer)
Steingass of Toledo; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret McDowell
of Willard and Janice Remmy of Plymouth.
A 1958 gradaute of Willard High School, Mr. Conkle worked at the R.R.
Donnelley and Sons for 37 years as an offset artworker until his retirement
in 1997, following a stroke. He also attended Capital University for two
He served in the Army Reserves and was a member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, Donnelley's Club, Willard Elks, Eagles, American Legion and the
Conservation League. He served as past commissioner of the youth baseball
An avid fisherman and sportsman, he enjoyed traveling with his family.
The Rev. Kent Wilson will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Wednesday
service in the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, Willard. Burial will be
in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Willard.
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Willard Youth Baseball program, in care
of the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard, OH 44890.
Harriet V. Johnson
Word has been received of the death of Harriett (Roper) Johnson, 80,
of 860 Chestershire Road, Columbus, who died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in
Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
She was born in 1918 in Pennsylvania to Jonas and Sarah (Edmunds) Roper.
Her husband, William Johnson, survives in Columbus.
Other survivors include: five daughters, Judith Conkey, Marilyn Maclam,
Joan Tillery, Sally Harrison and Peggy Johnson; a son, Michael Johnson;
12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a son, Mark Johnson; three sisters, Evelyn
Ross, Helen Thomas and Erma Smith; and two brothers, Louis and David Roper.
Mrs. Johnson, a member of St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church, retired
as an assistant comptroller from Airtron Corp.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus.
Richard H. Hawkins
Father of Tiffin resident
Richard H. Hawkins, 81, of Prairie Road, Bellevue, died Monday, Dec.
7, 1998, in the Emergency Room of the Bellevue Hospital.
He was born in Ashville, N.C., March 31, 1917, to B.A. and Francis
(Cauble) Hawkins. On June 2, 1942, in Lorain, he married Catherine E. Northam,
Survivors also include: three sons, Richard Jr. and George Hawkins,
both of Bellevue and James A. Hawkins of Tiffin; two daughters, Cathy Patrick
of Norwalk and Janice Wetzel of Westland, Mich.; eight grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, B.A. Hawkins Jr. of North Carolina.
Mr. Hawkins, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue, had
been employed as a freight agent for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, retiring
He also was a member of the Bellevue Eagles, Bellevue Masonic Lodge
and Eastern Star and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his dog,
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foos & Son Funeral Home,
311 W. Main St., Bellevue, with the Rev. David Wietelman officiating. Burial
will be in Strongs Ridge Cemetery, Bellevue.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services
will be at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Tiffin Developmental Center, 600 N. River
Rd., Tiffin, OH 44883.
Rebecca Paige Schmucker
Buckeye Central West elementary student
Rebecca Paige Schmucker, 6, daughter of Robert and Angelica Joyce (Craig)
Schmucker of 7197 SR 4, Bloomville, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, 1998,
in the Children's Hospital, Columbus, following a liver transplant.
She was born in Tiffin, Oct. 13, 1992.
Survivors include her parents; two siblings, Stephanie N. Deitler of
Bloomville and Jessica L. Robinson of Tiffin; her maternal grandparents
Harold and Sieglinde Craig of Bloomville; paternal grandfather, Glenn Schmucker,
also of Bloomville; paternal grandmother, Janice Hoover of Tempe, Ariz.;
paternal great-grandfather, Milton Downs of Tiffin; and several aunts and
Rebecca was a kindergarten student at Buckeye Central West Elementary
The Rev. Gary Hicks will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Friday service
in the Republic-Bloomville Home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085
S. SR 19, Bloomville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald
House, both of Columbus.
Clair E. Kisabeth
Retired Gulf sales engineer
Clair E. Kisabeth, 77, of 942 Country Club Drive, Fostoria, died at
7:48 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, in The Heritage, Findlay.
He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Fostoria, to C.O. and Minnie (Sund) Kisabeth.
His wife, Maxine (Schwab) Kisabeth, whom he married Dec. 14, 1945, in Fostoria,
survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Diane) Eschenburg
of Clinton Township, Mich. and Mrs. Budd (Melinda) Brink of Spring Lake,
Mich.; a sister, Ruth McMakan of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Harlan Kisabeth; and a sister, Onlee Myers, are deceased.
Mr. Kisabeth, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served 1941-45,
had been employed as a sales engineer for Gulf Oil Company for 32 years,
retiring in 1982. He also worked for Goddard-Murphy in real estate sales
A 1940 graduate of Fostoria High School and a 1947 graduate of the
Ohio State University, he attended the First Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the Hilltop Club and Free and Accepted Masons Lodge
288 and a former member of both the Kiwanis and Zenobia Shrine Clubs.
Services in the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, will be 1 p.m.
Friday, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating. Interment will be in Fountain
Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be
6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Fremont and
Perry Street, Fostoria, OH 44830; Bridge Hospice Care, 1900 S. Main St.,
Findlay, OH 45840 or Hopice Care of Seneca County, 182 St. Francis Ave.
Rear Suite, Tiffin, OH 44883.
Barbara A. Gaietto
Barbara A. Gaietto, 47, died at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at
her home at 118 Cherry St.
She was born in Tiffin, Feb. 26, 1951, to Vernie William and Alma (Canter)
Moyer. Her mother survives in Tiffin. Her husband, Vincent Gaietto, whom
she married March 12, 1971, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Brian J. Gaietto of Tiffin; a daughter,
Angela M. Gaietto of Fremont; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Robinson
of Tiffin and Mrs. Mike (Linda) Wagner of Springfield; a half-brother,
Willard Merrill of Fort Myers, Fla.; four half-sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy)
Rinesmith and Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Greene, both of Lady Lake, Fla., Rose
Kilbarger of Dayton and Ethel Moyer of Billings, Mont.; and three grandchildren.
Her father is deceased.
A 1969 graduate of Columbian High School, Mrs. Gaietto was employed
in receiving at Wal-Mart, where she had worked since its opening in 1991.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and enjoyed cross stitching
and the outdoors.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Friday,
with the Rev. William Rose as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at
the church at 9:45 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
today, where a Wake service will be at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Tiffin or a charity
of the donor's choice.
'J.' Harry Haver
Brother of Tiffin residents
''J.'' Harry Haver of Columbus, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998.
Surviving are children, Brenton Haver, Mrs. Jeff (Christy) Long, Jason
and Todd Allen Haver; four grandchildren; a sister, Sue Barker of Phoenix,
Ariz.; two brothers, Bob and Jerri Haver, both of Tiffin; and many nieces
and nephews. He was previously married to Lin, Tina and Megan.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Harry and Margaret Haver;
and a sister, Beverly Barker.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Haver was a Columbus police officer
for 30 years. He also served as chaplin of the retired F.O.P. and as a
ski instructor at Snow Trails. His hobbies included skiing and basketball.
Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville
1:30-3:30 p.m. today. Visitation also will be at the Tolind-Herzig Funeral
Home, Dover 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a service will be 10 a.m. Saturday.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Spring Road Church of Christ,
74 S. Spring Road, Westerville, with the Rev. Bill Hopkins officiating.
F.O.P. services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Interment will be in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens, Dover.
Victoria L. 'Vicki' Kaski
Granddaughter of New Riegel resident
Victoria L. ''Vicki'' Kaski, 38, of Sun Prairie, died Tuesday, Dec.
8, 1998, in the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison.
Born July 3, 1960, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Larry L. and
Nancy J. (Renninger) Kuhn. Her parents survive in Goldsboro, N.C. On May
26, 1978, in Goldsboro, she married Robert W. Kaski, who also survives.
Other survivors include: four children, Christina, Matthew, Aimee and
Jonathan, all of Sun Prairie; a brother, Robert Kuhn of New London, Conn.;
a sister, Mrs. Richard (Jennifer) Cox of Great Falls, Mont.; and maternal
grandmother, Wilma (Elchert) Renninger of New Riegel.
Her maternal grandfather, Robert Reinninger; and paternal grandparents,
Ralph J. and Eva R. (Zellers) Kuhn, are deceased.
Mrs. Kaski, a graduate of Goldsboro High School, had been a resident
of Sun Prairie, with her husband, since 1992.
A member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, she was employed as
a certified nursing assistant at Sun Prairie Health Care Center.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald
Terrace, Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Daryl Redinger officiating. Burial
will be in Sun Prairie City Cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Harold W. ''Tim'' Kipps
Retired Columbia Gas employee
Harold W. ''Tim'' Kipps, 74, of 113 Union St., rear, Tiffin, died at
4:25 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center,
Toledo, after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Bloomville
to Clarence and Gertrude (Ryan) Kipps, both deceased. On Dec. 3, 1955,
he married Myrtle Nichols in Angola, Indiana, and she survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Timothy Kipps, Edward Kipps, and
Michael E. Huffman, all of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret)
Kastner, and Dorothy Siebenaller, both of Tiffin; two sisters, Mrs. John
(Helen) McQuistion, and Mrs. Nicholas (Genevieve) Biller, both of Tiffin;
ten grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Allen St. Clair, who died
in 1969; two sisters, Irene McQuistion, and Pauline Weber; and a brother,
Clarence R. Kipps, Jr.
Mr. Kipps served in the Army Air Force from 1948 to 1950. He was a
pipefitter/welder for the Columbia Gas Company of Tiffin, where he worked
24 years and retired on March 1, 1980. He was a member of the First Lutheran
The Rev. Jeffrey King will officiate the 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12,
service at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmont
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Memorials may be made to his family.
George W. Richardson
Co-owner of Richardson Electric
George W. Richardson, 79, of 420 S. Patterson St., Carey, died at 1
p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health
Center, Findlay. He was born June 23, 1919, to Solomon and Mary (Schleif)
Richardson, both deceased. On June 4, 1943, he married Gladys E. Wickham;
she died Aug. 27, 1997.
Surviving include: two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Susan) McClain of rural
Wharton and Mrs. Jack (Connie) Newman of Madison, WI; two brothers, Solomon
Richardson of Findlay, and Robert Richardson of Richwood; a sister, Julia
Bohlen of rural Wharton; and two grandchildren, Lara and Chad McClain.
Preceding him in death were: a brother, Paul Richardson; and a sister,
Mr. Richardson served in the U.S. Army with the 3rd Armor Division
during World War II in Europe, where he survived the Battle of the Bulge.
He was co-owner of the former Richardson Electric in Carey; he also worked
for former J.F. Dible's Heating and Plumbing and R.J. Hall's Heating and
Plumbing, both in Carey; and worked at Bob's Countryside Golf Course. His
memberships include: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; Lodge 420, F&A.M.;
Carey Chapter 159, R.A.M.; American Legion Post 344; Black-Lamberjack Post
3759 of VFW, all of Carey and BPOE 83 in Upper Sandusky.
The Rev. Paul W. DeMoss will officiate the 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12
service at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carey. Burial will be
at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. tonight, at the Stombaugh Memorial
Funeral Home, Carey, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church
onSaturday. The Masons will hold a service at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The United Veterans council will conduct a Military Graveside Service.
Dorothy M. Bevins
Former Tiffin resident
Dorothy M. Bevins, 83, of Ypsilanti, MI, formerly of Tiffin, died Thursday,
Dec. 3, 1998, at her home. She was born July 23, 1915, in Tiffin to Samuel
and Ruby (Jenkinson) Remsberg. On Feb. 11, 1967, she married Earl Bevins
in Ypsilanti. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1997.
Survivors include: two sons, Richard and Clifford Weaver, both of Ypsilanti,
MI; a step-daughter, Wanda Sue (Ted) Daschner of Monroe, MI; a step-son,
Freddie (Deb) Bevins of Ypsilanti; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Weaver of
Stockbridge, MI; four sisters, Laura May Glick of Tiffin, Evelyn Wellman
of Ohio, Helen (Andy) White of Florida, and Ilene Herbst of Ypsilanti;
several nieces and nephews; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Weaver; a son,
David Weaver; her parents; and a brother, Calvin Remsberg.
Mrs. Bevins was a bartender at the Ypsilanti Eagles for 18 years, a
member of the Women of the Moose 286 and charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary
The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 7, where the Pastor Gretchen
Bingea of Emanuel Lutheran Church officiated. Burial is at Highland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society or Hospice of